Air Pollution

Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

Apr 20, 2018

Cities and even countries now such as Great Britain are looking at banning straws because plastic pollution is a huge global problem

Germany: prosecutors carry out raids in Porsche diesel probe

Apr 18, 2018

Prosecutors have carried out raids at 10 locations in southern Germany in an investigation of current and former managers at automaker Porsche, a unit of Volkswagen, over the company's diesel emissions scandal

UN body reaches agreement to cut global shipping emissions

Apr 13, 2018

A meeting of the U.N.'s maritime agency has reached an agreement to cut the shipping industry's emissions of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming

With new CEO, VW shifts focus from scandal to future tech

Apr 13, 2018

German automaker Volkswagen is creating a new management structure it says will enable faster decision-making as autonomous and electric cars transform the industry

Trump orders faster issuance of air pollution permits

Apr 12, 2018

President Donald Trump is ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to move faster on processing air pollution permits for businesses

Volkswagen replaces CEO Mueller, announces new structure

Apr 12, 2018

Automaker Volkswagen is replacing CEO Matthias Mueller along with several other top managers and announcing a new management structure it said would enable faster decision making as autonomous and electric cars transform the industry

Poland to spend $8.8 billion on clean heating to fight smog

Apr 12, 2018

Poland's prime minister says the government intends to spend up to 30 billion zlotys ($8.8 billion) by 2028 on cleaner heating as it takes effort to fight smog

Volkswagen says it's looking at changing CEO in reshuffle

Apr 10, 2018

Volkswagen Group says it is contemplating a management reshuffle that raises questions about CEO Matthias Mueller's future with the company

German gov't mulls forcing automakers to upgrade diesel cars

Apr 10, 2018

The German government is considering forcing automakers to upgrade diesel vehicles that fail to meet emissions standards

10 teams advance in international carbon dioxide competition

Apr 9, 2018

Ten finalists in a contest to make money from carbon dioxide pollution announced, will share $5 million in prize money

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